07 Jun TCi Director Frank D’hondt contributed to Report on the role of Subject Matter Experts in Excellence Assessments in the UAE
TCi Director Frank D’hondt participated as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in two seperate Excellence Assessment of governmental institutions of the Union of Arab Emirates, spread over Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and mostly related to
territorial planning functions. Since these assessments are confidential no other information can be shared publicly. As a follow up Frank shared his thought on the role of SME’s in such Excellence Assessments, together with a selection of other SME’s that participated in past Excellence Assessments in the UAE. Frank is also invited to take part in the next assessment cycle later this year in Dubai, UAE. In general, the method of Excellence Assessments very well matches with TCi’s approach on the need for professional and independent Monitoring and Evaluation of Territorial Planning and factual developments – see also the evaluation of Wuhan’s urban transformation in a separate post on the publication of ISOCARP latest PLAN magazine.